The 6 main reasons to enter ClimateLaunchpad right now

Call for entries 2019 #1 Your green idea deserves business success. Get the knowledge and skills. #2 Your idea stays yours. 100%. We just help you train, compete & launch. #3 Your inner genius will shine. Work with the best trainers on the planet. #4 Prepare for global impact. You can change the world. #5… Read more »

Bridging the green business gender gap, one start-up at a time

“Missing out on women is missing out on solving climate change.” “When I started working with cleantech, the lack of women involved surprised me,” says Frans Nauta, Project Lead of ClimateLaunchpad. “We know that fixing climate change takes tens of thousands of ideas, experiments, initiatives and businesses. We need all talented and resourceful entrepreneurial potential… Read more »

Press release: Over 50 countries enter Global Green Business Ideas Competition to fix climate change

Delft, March 11, 2019 – Starting March, ClimateLaunchpad welcomes applications in over 50 countries across 5 continents for the 2019 edition of the world’s largest green business ideas competition. The programme is part of the entrepreneurship offerings by EIT Climate-KIC, the European Union’s innovation program for climate change. ClimateLaunchpad is set up to help aspiring entrepreneurs… Read more »

UFraction8

We spoke with Monika Tomecka, UFraction8’s Executive Director to catch up on recent events: “Since the 2017 Global Grand Final we received quite a few grants and several awards.

“Success as a start-up depends on how fast you are at solving problems.”

ClimateLaunchpad trainer Ron Bloemers shares the basics of cleantech start-up training. We sat down with our Boot Camp trainer of the first hour: Ron Bloemers (founder and managing partner of cleantech business accelerator Start-U-up in Amsterdam). His 25 years of hands-on experience with cleantech, renewables and start-ups is of unparalleled value to our participants. Today… Read more »

This is not just a competition

‘ClimateLaunchpad is about creating successful start-ups that will tackle climate change.’   An interview with ClimateLaunchpad trainer Elena Messiou. In 2016 Elena Messiou became one of our Boot Camp trainers. High time for a chat with her about her experience and insights. How did you get involved with ClimateLaunchpad? “One of our other trainers is… Read more »

We have our winners. The Global Grand Final 2018 was a blast.

Yet another generation of cleantech entrepreneurs is set to tackle climate change. Green start-up ECO2Blocks from Portugal won ClimateLaunchpad’s fifth edition. They are building a business with the production of masonry blocks with 100% industrial waste-based materials, carbon dioxide and non-potable water. Second prize winner is JSP from India; they developed a microbial fuel cell… Read more »

Press release: World’s largest green start-up competition announces Global Grand Final winners 2018

ClimateLaunchpad presents the next generation of cleantech entrepreneurs ready to fix climate change. Edinburgh, 5 November 2018– Green start-up ECO2Blocks from Portugal won ClimateLaunchpad’s fifth edition. They are building a business with the production of masonry blocks with 100% industrial waste-based materials, carbon dioxide and non-potable water. Second prize winner is JSP from India; they developed a microbial fuel… Read more »

Press release: The next generation of cleantech entrepreneurs is ready for global impact

ClimateLaunchpad Global Grand Final unlocks massive climate impact with 135 green start-ups from across the globe  Edinburgh, 1 November 2018 – All across the world, green entrepreneurs are working hard to create economic opportunities through climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions. A record number of 135 start-ups from 44 countries are set to take the stage… Read more »

Every start-up founder needs a good reason to say no

The value of a shared founders dream An interview with Israel Griol Barres, one of our ClimateLaunchpad Trainers   Israel is the StartUPV business accelerator manager in Spain and an experienced lecturer, trainer and mentor. His specialities are innovation, business models, business strategy and entrepreneurship. He first got involved with ClimateLaunchpad in 2014 as a… Read more »

ClimateLaunchpad India

ClimateLaunchpad India is running in 4 states and looking to expand. An interview with Pratap Raju, the guy behind this success.

Charity doesn’t scale. Business scales.

You create the biggest impact if you create the largest business. An interview with Hans Westerhof, ClimateLaunchpad Trainer and Project Lead. Hans Westerhof has been part of ClimateLaunchpad ever since the early days back in 2014. As Project Lead and as one of our Trainers. We interviewed him on his preferred module in our infamous… Read more »

The Nu Wardrobe is reducing waste with their clothes-sharing platform

The alternative to fast fashion. Online clothes-sharing platform The Nu wardrobe provides users with a constantly changing wardrobe that’s convenient and inexpensive. They extend the lifecycle of clothes and significantly reduce waste. The Nu Wardrobe was in our competition in 2017. As we like to stay up to speed with former participants, we recently had… Read more »

Agrovisio

2017 finalist Agrovisio is on the fast track. They already have paying customers and their revenue forecast for 2018 is $ 500,000.

Alkagel Ltd.

Alkagel won our 2017 Global Grand Final with their liquid bio fuel. Since then the Kenyan start-up has not wasted any time and used the momentum to kick-start their business. What they do?

Announcing the Green Business Event of the Year

  Meet the future of green business success ClimateLaunchpad is the world’s leading green business ideas competition, currently running in 50 locations in 45 countries across the globe. We expect over 1,200 ideas to enter this year. The top-3 of each country will pitch at the Global Grand Final. Buzzing business opportunities Expect the green crème the la… Read more »

Moyee Coffee

We were on the phone for an interview with former ClimateLaunchpad participant Killian Stokes from Moyee Coffee about their coffee business.

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